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Sow the good seeds of Love Care Mercy Grace Faith Patience Kindness Compassion Reap & Enjoy its fruits afterwards

MiniM Chordiels Magazine Vol. 6, Issue 2, Apr - Jun 2017 Editors Dr. S. JUSTUS Dr. V. Immanuel


Associate Editor Dr. V. HEPSIBA JUSTUS Head Publishing Shri. L. CHARLES SELVARAJ

Hi Friends, Greetings of the season.

CHORDIELS MAGAZINE Published as e-Magazine in and Published by: Chordiels Music | Handel Music Series Santhosapuram, Chennai 600073, TN, India

Spending time with family and friends during vacation is always a time of joy and happiness. Hope you all have had a good summer vacation at different places around the world. Though this summer was very hot in Tamilnadu, we escaped the heat with small showers then and there. This past four months, we were able to produce a new CD, this time with Chordiels Music Friends - 6 groups and 4 soloists. The CD will be released in June during our 9th anniversary Fest. There are also changes in the line-up of Chordiels Quartet, which I have briefed in this issue. The group is into lots of practice sessions to sing in another series of concerts and CD recordings. This issue of MiniM covers articles, poems, photos and stories that are themed on Sow & Reap. Chordiels Music has always been functioning in this motto for the past 9 years, and we leave everything in His hands for a fruitful harvest. Though we might not know now, we are sure we are contributing our harvests for the building of His kingdom. Be blessed to read the magazine and write to us the blessings you have reaped. I also request you to join hands with us in our various ministries. I ask you to visit our official website and know more on what we do. If you could find one avenue in which you can join us and let us know, we will be happy to have you in our Chordiels Family, working in His fields. Joy, peace and mercy be yours. Chordielly in Christ,

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Vasanth Samson joined Chordiels as lead during March 2013. His voice brought a complete new color of harmony to Chordiels. His style of singing both Tamil and English songs has always been unique, and we loved it. We also loved the person Vasanth, his jokes, his big laughter, his timely humour, his love for food and his love for his family and for the Lord. Now that Vasanth is focusing on building his own ministry and concentrate on his career as a Pastor, he is moving out of Chordiels. We wish him all the very best in his Pastoral Ministry, and bless him that he may reap many souls for the Lord’s Kingdom. Leeban Paul joined Chordiels when our baritone Reuben went on to UK on official requirements. Leeban was singing the baritone in Chordiels since January 2015. His passion for singing in harmony made him stand tall while we were searching for a suitable voice. His presence, loud laughter, his love for his family are all the good qualities you can see in Leeban. His dedication in his workplace has blessed him with good promotions to next level. Now he is leaving to Paris on his official requirements, so he also will not be available with Chordiels after May 2017. We wish all the very best for his future career growth and greater blessings. We all at Chordiels Music, thank Vasanth and Leeban for their contributions of talent and time for the Lord. At this moment of major transition in Chordiels, we are gladly completing our latest audio album, Mahizh Kondaduvom. We also know for sure God will provide what we need, when do we need and whom we need.

John Wesley As we were looking for a baritone in the place of Leeban, we could figure out this soft spoken, nice man named Wesley. We knew him as a tenor of St. Luke’s Church English Choir. He was married to Havilah and they are blessed with little Jaden. Their little home is next to St. Luke’s Church. Wesley was in the choir since his schooldays. He was trained under several choir masters in the Trinity Church Cathedral, Palayamkottai. His love for Church music and harmony music is the best quality that any member of a quartet needs. His statement is ‘though I walk in the valley of death, Oh Lord, your rod and your staff comfort me’. Amidst his busy time in raising the family which is expecting another new addition, he spends his time practicing the baritone part for all the songs that Chordiels used to sing. He works full-time with CTS Chennai as Tech Lead. We welcome Wesley to the Chordiels family.

Stanley Samraj The toughest part is to sing the melody amidst four other voices trying to prove their vocal strengths. And we need a tough man who can take up the assignment. Here comes Stanley Samraj whose deep roots are from Palayamkottai. He has spent most of the times in Churches, youth ministry and evangelism. He was part of the Military lines Church right from his childhood days. He has got a big band of friends who all love to sing, proclaim the Gospel and pray fervently. In his many commitments, Stanley agreed to sing the lead with Chordiels. He is married to Percia and blessed with a little girl Kensia, and waiting another little baby to be added into their family. He is on a full-time job with Ford India Pvt Ltd., and contributes his time and talent for the glory of our Lord. We welcome Stanley to the Chordiels family.


Sow & Go by Dr. S. Justus Sometimes, I hear a ring at the back of my head that constantly asks me ‘What is it you produce Cds? Why do you write songs? Who is listening you? Why is the reason that you organize concerts and sing every night the same songs? Why do you labour when you can’t find one single reason or answer for all the above questions? Many days and nights I simply waste trying to find answers for these questions that keep haunting me now and then. Though I can find no direct reasoning for this disturbing questions, I just keep quite, spending my time on useless things that I don't like to do. Every time as I keep asking these same questions to the Lord, He is so patient to give me answers that convinces me, and it’s the truth. I could find a light at the end of the dark tunnel. The next bright morning I start doing what I love to do, write songs, make music, sing in concerts and produce CDs. You know something, even bringing out this issue of Magazine was also questioned a month back. However, when I realized this is what I am called for, so I will do it. Do it gladly.

By writing a song, I try to put in my experience, my lyrics and tune. When I sing it to an audience or record it for a CD, I know it makes me happy. But at the same time, I also know that those needy hearts and crying souls listen to my songs and get touched by His presence and power. Yes, I have sowed a seed of blessing in the hearts that listen to my song. I have just sowed. I have been called to sow, just sow the seeds of the Word that bears love, kindness, mercy, compassion and salvation. Just sow and go? Yes, my duty is to just plant the seeds in the listening hearts. When I am gone from the place, I look to my heavenly Father to send rains on the hearts that have just received my songs. He waters the soil, nurtures them with fertilizers, and make them grow. The waters that are poured in the hearts are His eternal Words that mend the heart and make it strong, the fertilizers are the counseling of the Holy Spirit in our every day life. The later two things I cannot do, but my Master who has the biggest plan for us knew how to do, and He does in all of us every day and in every situation. So I am not worried of those questions that keep me pulling down. I owe to plant as much seed as possible in this prime life. I don't forget to make music for Him in all possible ways given to me by the Master. Also I don't forget to take care of the needy by sowing kindness and love on them, knowing these kids will become tomorrow’s leaders who would work in His service. The short stories and fun we share and the magazine we write are all the sowing of His Word. So what I do is just sow the seeds of mercy and grace in the hearts that I meet in person or through any media. Just do what you ought to do - Sow the seeds of His Words. Do not worry or bother about what will happen after that. He gives the harvests, fruits of goodness, fruits of the Spirit that will be plenty in His hands. His harvests are everlasting and He has his hands full of plenty of harvests. At the end of your days, the Master shows you how much you have earned out of your sowing. Then you will know that the tearful sowings you’ve made is now a joyful harvest in His hands.

Sow the seeds of His Words, seeds of goodness, kindness, mercy and compassion. He will water it and nurture it, and make your harvest a plenty.

The Seed of Faith He asks from us our faith, a seed to grow within yet we fail to tender it and continue in our sin. We dig in our own fear, plow in some self-doubt until the seed withers and raises not a sprout. The root to all our evil, is the lust of earthly things all the worldly trappings that our greed often brings. We fail to grow in faith, the truth we do not heed to flourish in the Lord He must be all we ever need! Source:

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Sowing & Reaping Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness, Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve; Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. (Knowles Shaw 1874)

Anything we put our time, energy, money, or focus on is an act of sowing. Reaping is the results or consequences of what we've sown. The ancient unspoken laws of this beautiful earth God has given us revolves around sowing and reaping .Man was asked to sow, reap and live. God promises to His people “The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people” Zech 8:12 What are the seeds that we can sow ? The word is the seed as we see in the parable of the sower. The word is life and as we sow it in lives we know according to the promise in Isaiah 55:11 it will not return empty, but will accomplish what the Lord desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent it. We can sow love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, money and time too . Are you sowing seeds of kindness, peace, and love? Does your labor for Jesus ever prove You've converted some soul from the tempter's control, That will shine in His kingdom above? ( Daniel S Warner 1893) Gal 6:7 reads “A man reaps what he sows “ this verse always sounds like a serious warning to me. For Paul in Galatians 6 starts the verse as God cannot be mocked .He further says “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Samson feeds his lust of the flesh and had his eyes plucked out, Haman had a high gallows built for Mordecai only to be hanged on the gallows himself .Daniel was saved from the lions jaws while even the bones of his accusers were chewed altogether. So let us walk in the Light sowing to please the Spirit.

Sow in Peace

When we sow peace we will reap a harvest of righteousness James 3:1 8 This is done with the wisdom that comes from heaven. Jesus says “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God” Matt5:9. Let us put in seeds of peace one by one or even a handful so we may be called the sons of our righteous Father. Let us bury the hatchet letting no bitterness dwell in us, let us root it out so that we may not forfeit the grace of God but reap a harvest of righteousness. Let us sow in Peace .Start your day with the “gospel of peace” shoes on your feet praying for peace in your homes , over your children and release peace over everyone you come across. Luke 10:5, “Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house.” Luke 24:36, “Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, Peace to you.” (John 20:19, 21)

Sow Continually

Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. Ecc11 :6

Day in and day out we need to be servants of the Lord for we are called to follow Him and He is always there with us . We may not remember this all through the day but we are children ,servants ,soldiers and ambassadors of the kingdom and should be always alert to sow the seeds. We need to be doing what we can while we can and leave the results with God knowing that our labour is never in vain (I Cor 15:10,58) also knowing it has consequential implication on others . Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows, Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze; By and by the harvest, and the labor ended, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. (Knowles Shaw 1874)

Sow generously

Let us sow generously for God is no mans debtor. 2Cor 9:10 says 'Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 'Just as He opens His hand for us let us be moved to sow generously . Keep on casting your bread upon the waters for after many days you will find it again (Ecc11:9) Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 Sow in tears Psalm 126 :6. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Having a burden for our sins ,for the people around us,f or the broken world, we sow in tears only to come home with sheaves of joy

Dr . Anita Chelliah is a woman of faith with a passion for evangelism She shares the gospel to all groups of people. A lover of music she sings with the St Andrew's Church choir where she leads worship and also serves as a musician. Anita is part of a trio ‘Ambassadors for Christ’ with her husband Joshua Chelliah and son Rajan Chelliah. She is also a full-time medical practitioner.

.The gracious salvation grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is for everyone just as his common grace that showers rain upon all on earth. Whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Gal 6:8b . Yes when we confess our sins and give our lives to God, He forgives us all our sins ,washes us clean to start a fresh new life and reap joy and eternal life with Him . Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master, Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves; When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. (Knowles Shaw 1874) Let us remember to sow good seeds Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12

The farmer gathers his hay today, Is hay today, It’s harvest time, The farmer gathers his hay today, It’s harvest time! He cuts it down and stacks it high, Gives it a shake, then leaves it to dry, We thank the Lord for this fine hay, This harvest time! The farmer gathers his corn today, It’s harvest time, The farmer gathers his corn today, It’s harvest time, It grows up high , turns golden brown, Then he comes and cuts it down, We thank the Lord for this fine corn, This harvest time. The farmer gathers his apples today, It’s harvest time, The farmer gathers his apples today, It’s harvest time, Red and rosy, juicy and sweet, Lots of apples for us to eat, We thanks the Lord or these fine apples, This harvest time!

If you live in the country it is easy to appreciate the full meaning and importance of harvest time. It is the fruition of a whole years work, a time to finally sit back and be thankful with a great sense of satisfaction, but also wonder at the beauty and generosity of nature’s bounty. These days, more people live in towns and cities and it is easy to lose sight of the true meaning of this very traditional festival. Singing a harvest song and taking part in some seasonal activities helps to keep the traditions alive. Observing the natural rhythm of the seasons teaches children so many good things, but above all it instills in them a love and respect for the world we live in. It’s Harvest Time is one of the best children’s songs for the harvest as it has a simple, catchy melody and lyrics and can be performed with simple actions. Perfect for a harvest festival, or for singing at any other seasonal gathering. Source:

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Sowing the Gospel Seed Keep pressing forward and onward to the call Even when at times you stumble and fall Just get up and keep on going and the Gospel seed keep sowing You never know what the harvest will be Trusting God for the results is the key God will reward the smallest deed done for his glory When we trust and obey and convey the gospel story Keep looking to the Lord for his power and might, loving souls and showing them Jesus is the light God has already prepared hearts for the harvest Just let him fill you with His Spirit and he will do the rest

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Look Up The Harvest Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors. John 4 3:38 Now I say, lift up your eyes and look the country before you. Every passing days, months and years, I see a lot of harvests to be made. But the weeds have outgrown the harvest. If we are not planning for a harvest, then the weeds will outnumber the harvest and it will be too late. I see a lots of Churches, Evangelists, Pastors, and revival meetings, which I mean there are lots of laborers in the fields, but where is the harvest? You haven’t sowed anything, and you are not reeping, then what is your job in the fields? Someone sows it. That someone already did the turning of the soil, fertilized it, sowed the Word. God has nurtured it with water. Now the harvest is in plenty. What are we waiting for? It is not the time to reap? Is it not the time to pull the weeds and burn them away? It is not the time to separate the good and the bad harvests? What are we waiting for? Who is responsible for reaping the harvest that is in front of us? Its me, you, and the Church. Let us join hands to step into the fields, and take the sickle out. Hold the corn head above and reap it, gather it, beat it, and there you get the prime harvest. Gather them in the everlasting barn. The Master loves the laborer who hath worked hard to bring these harvests to his Kingdom. Let us not delay. Let us not give excuses. Let us not be ignorant about His command. Let us not get into His judgement. So take the responsibilities soon and do what we ought to do Reap the Harvest.

Music Book A collection of 100 Christian Gospel songs - 60 Tamil and 40 English songs in four-part music notations arranged in SATB and TTBB. Tamil and English Convention songs, Hymns, Keerthanais, and some time-tested songs from Dr. Emil Jebasingh, Mr. Samuel Abishekara, Mr. Judson, Mr. Jacob, Mr. Stephen Dharmaraj, and from great song writers and composers of our time. All songs from Chordiels Music’s albums sung in Chordiels Style, and some contemporary arrangements of hymns and keethanais. Contemporary harmony scores from Mr. Victor Thangadurai, Mr. Augustine Paul, Dr. Prabhu Devaraj, Mr. Danie Prakash, and Dr. Justus.

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